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I'll live organ transplant system is discriminating against the dying little girl because of her age that is the word from the girl's mother.
She says her ten year old daughter was diagnosed as a baby with cystic fibrosis and needs a ventilator to breathe.
She says the girl made the same lung transplant list does adults because child donors are very rare.
But she adds that -- daughter is younger than twelve all of the adults on the list get a chance at donor organs first there at the top of the list.
Even if they're not as sick as her -- let's.
The only thing standing between my daughter living.
And my daughter dying is the fact that she's -- -- -- it's really driven us to speak out.
Parents say doctors are working with medical centers in the area.
That might be able to make an exception we reached out to the hospital where the girls -- since February so far we have not received.
Any type of statement doctor -- Radcliffe joins us now she is a practicing physician.
And doctor I mean it -- big -- look at the -- triage works it's the sickest first and at this girl really is the sickest.
Who cares old sheets.
For this girl among cats like me the difference between life and death and fortunately we have this system and failed to keep up with technology as well as common sense an example of this is that.
Up until recently.
Organs were transplanted to people who were on a first come first served basis instead of going the sickest patient.
At this time the problem for this little girl she remains on a wait list.
Where she is separate from adults for children twelve and under this was initially based on the size issue.
At obviously a child who is twenty pounds can not received loans from a -- pound man.
But that's different now we now you can these kids that are under twelve can get lungs from adults and so it changes the whole game the policy he says not cut up their -- but the numbers are astounding because kids last year kids under the age.
Up ten there were only twenty lungs -- transplants over the age of twelve more than 16100.
As you get a little older your odds go up but but give this -- can -- lungs it should be a common sense thing given to our -- pre.
See what the -- -- -- modern technology has allowed for it low -- small section of the lung kidney transplant to a young girl so she no longer has medical recent.
To be all eligible for it lung transplant at this time.
What what happens if she gets sick -- her parents say.
Doctor racquet that she has weeks to live.
What -- it comes down to days isn't something that the medical world can do to help expedite this little -- problem at this time -- -- has a breathing tube down her throat.
And she's dependent upon a breeding machine to -- she only has weeks.
Unfortunately this system that's in place can -- out the hostile to change the rule of at this time if there is a lot we can't change it -- who's the big hop -- -- until they can change in -- -- There's a system in place at this time to hospitals cannot jump over the rules at this time.
If -- lung does become available in my first offered to all the adults available of those aged twelve and older African be dealt with to this young girl and unfortunately it does become available this young girl from lung that -- available may not be the best -- get that -- it's probably a weaker line.
Got it stuck near reckless doctor -- of you thank you.
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